Block patterns, the most basic units of a quilt, are quick and easy to make and their versatility lends them to all kinds of projects. You can make a block pattern in just an evening, but make one each night for a few weeks, and you’ll have an entire quilt top before you know it! They’re also a great way to give smaller projects a quilty feel. Make a set of potholders out of your favorite block pattern in fabrics that match your kitchen decor, or applique a finished quilt block onto a canvas tote bag to personalize it. Piece three or four quilt blocks together, and you’ve made a patchwork table runner, or back a quilt block in plain fabric to create a decorative cover for a pillow form. Learn how to make a variety of quilt block patterns, and the possibilities are endless! Start with our new collection of 23 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns and then explore the other quilt block designs on FaveQuilts.com.
Our new collection of free quilt block patterns includes all your favorite types of quilt blocks. We’ve got tree block patterns for the nature lovers and half-square triangle patterns for the more geometric quilters. Modern quilters will love our list of wonky quilt blocks, while traditionalists are sure to delight in the selection of star block patterns. For quilters who cherish simplicity, we’ve put together a handful of nine patch patterns and disappearing nine patch patterns. Find all of these great quilt block tutorials in our list of 23 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns.
Even if you’re a beginning quilter, we’ve got plenty of patterns in this list that will be easy enough for you to complete, but challenging enough to help you learn. Try our ever-popular Crazy Nine Patch pattern. A quilt block couldn’t get much easier than this! Our Magician’s Disappearing Nine Patch is also a good option for first quilt blocks. In fact, it was the very first quilt pattern I ever made! Any of the patterns in our Wonky Quilt Blocks section will be easy for inexperienced quilters too. Without worrying about matched corners and precise measurements, you can have fun just getting used to piecework.
Of course, we have plenty of patterns for more advanced quilters too; we wouldn’t want you to get bored! If you’re looking for a challenge, try our Curved Nine Patch block. The simple nine patch in the center is embellished (and somewhat complicated!) by curved cathedral-window-like borders. The Army Star Paper Pieced Block will present a different kind of challenge to quilters who are interested in creating more intricate patterns using foundation piecing. It’s also a festive block to make for Memorial Day, which will be here before you know it!
If you find yourself inspired by all this talk of different quilt block patterns, then be sure to check out our list of 23 Fantastic Free Quilt Block Patterns. You’ll find all the building blocks you need to make your next quilt!